The €10m Mayo Roscommon Hospice facility in Castlebar hopes to take in patients by Spring 2020.
The Minister for Health Simon Harris officially opened the facility this afternoon in front of a crowd of around 1000 people.
The Department of Health has secured funding for the running costs of the new facility in Budget 2020.
Recruitment for the new Pallative Care Centre in Mayo is now underway.
The state of the art unit was completed in 18 months and boasts 14 specialist palliative care bedrooms, a day care department and family accommodation.
Martina Jennings CEO of the Mayo Roscommon Hospice says the new facility is a tribute to the people of both represented counties.
She acknowledged that the construction of the Castlebar Pallative Care Centre was only made possible through donations by people in Mayo and Roscommon.
Chairperson of the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Joanne Hynes was delighted to see the fruits of their twenty five years of fundraising efforts.
She paid homage to generous sponsor over the years to get them to the important €10m threshold.
She told Midwest news that she was delighted to see the culmination of the Hospice's fundraising efforts.
Former CEO of the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Cynthia Clampett described the opening of the new unit as magical.
She praised the work of her former colleagues in getting the Unit finished ahead of schedule and under budget.